I love this stuff! I have SUPER dry skin, lotion just doesn't work for me. So I started using oil on my wet skin after a shower to help with the dryness and razor bumps. I always hated the oil being so messy/sticky so I was thrilled when I saw this oil gel. It still helps tremendously with my dry skin and it's not as "Difficult" to apply. LOVE!<3
Polishes -Unlisted Brand - KB Shimmer nail polish "Elle"
hhsrunner2005 1/5/2013 10:36:00 AM
I first found out about this brand through pics that mebers shared on this site. I had never heard of them before. I'm so glad I found them though, they are all SO interesting. Each polish is a different shad(obviously) but they all have interesting differences, some have larger glitter specks, some smaller, some have "confetti", some are just ultra shimmery. They are so original. In my opinion they are a little pricey, especially since it seem like they can only be purchased online through their site. Then you have to add shipping. But there are a few people swapping them on here as well. The color has lasted 3 days so far with no touchups, I did use an OPI top coat with it so I'm sure that helped. This color "Elle" is a light purple with different sizes of multi-color glitter flakes mixed into the color! Looks nice and only needed two coats. I've been getting compliments non-stop. I definately plan to purchase the other colors from this brand!
Styling Products -Bath and Body Works - Bio Sea & Sun Sea Salt Spray
hhsrunner2005 1/4/2013 11:26:00 PM
I tried this a few times on my very thick,long, curly hair. I tried it on both wet and dry hairstyles but honestly I saw no improvement either way. It didn't seem to help my hair at all. I did however notice that my hair was a little harder to manage/style after using this. It didn't seem sticky or anything. Just didn't seem to do anything. Would not repurchase. However, maybe it's nice on thinner, shorter/straight hair?<3
I love love love this polish. I always put mine over another opi colored polish but I love the round "sequins" in this polish. I get compliments all the time. My only complaint is I think the price is high for a polish. Then again, is it OPI.<3
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Winter Candy Apple
hhsrunner2005 11/13/2012 9:47:00 PM
I usually love B&BW's "Apple" fragrances but I did not like this one. Too smeet smelling. My boyfriend hated when I wore this scent,lol.
This product is decent for the price. They sell these at most Dollar General stores. I used the black and silver Zebra strips. I was VERY surprised that these were actually much easier to use than Sally Hansen "Salon Effects" nail strips.I usually use those so I've had alot of practice at this too. But these were very easy to apply and smooth down onto my nail. One downside though is I found that many of the strips were not wide enough for my nails, my nails are wide but I don't seem to have a problem with the Salon Effects strips. I applied a top coat on top but the ends were still chipping the very next day after applying them(Sally Hansen doesn't not do this). So I'm on the fence about these.
If I had done this review three months ago when I first tried these it would probably have been rated a 1. The directions/commercials make them look so easy, and gave me the impression that they would last for DAYS. Well, it may be just me but the first THREE times I tried these they were a complete mess. The ends of my nails would start to "chip" away within a few hours of putting the stickers on, and I was lucky to get the first three batches to last for 1 whole day. Well, I did my fourth attempt two days ago and I think I've finally gotten it down. After two days the whole sticker is still intact on all of my nails. I get compliments on them all the time. It just seemed to be more difficult for me to get the hang of. Practice made perfect. I also had to start "tweaking" the process to make it easier for me to do them and the results were great! Big problem for me though is the price, it's pretty high in my opinion. I would definitely buy them again though as they are not as frustrating as they used to be!<3
I wasn't impressed with the other colors of the shatter(I've tried the black & white also). They both seemed a bit too thick when I put them on and dried up very quickly(even when I checked the lid to make sure it was on tight enough). This one seemed totally different. The shatter seemed to go on in all the right places and show just the right amounf of both colors. All in all a good product.
I wasn't impressed with the other colors of the shatter(I've tried the black & white also). They both seemed a bit too thick when I put them on and dried up very quickly(even when I checked the lid to make sure it was on tight enough). This one seemed totally different. I layered it over Red polish(Go Ohio State Buckeyes!). The shatter seemed to go on in all the right places and show just the right amounf of both colors. All in all a good product.
Fragrances -Juicy Couture - Peace, Love & Juicy Couture
hhsrunner2005 9/9/2012 9:47:00 PM
I don't think I like this perfume, I'm off and on about it. When I wear it my nose actually seems to be irritated by how strong it is. I can't even truly figure out what the scents are, I think I smell a slight floral smell. . I definately prefer Viva La Juicy. I don't smell the "grassy" smell that most on here described, but maybe it blends better with certain skin/people? It's not as sweet smelling as Viva but in my opinion it has a light flowery scent to it. HOWEVER, everytime I wear this I get non- stop compliments from everyone around me, so maybe it's just me? I will also say the lasting power seems GREAT! I'm on the fence about this fragrance, especially since this perfume, as well as other Juicy perfumes, was very pricey in my opinion. I would possibly buy again, I'll have to wear it a few more times to get a true opinion on it I think.
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Sexy Little Things Noir Tease
hhsrunner2005 9/4/2012 9:30:00 PM
I'm absolutely in love with this scent. Unfortunately it's a little above what I can spend on it with my budget :( I have a mini perfume of this though and love it. It lasts a pretty long time, not as long as I would like but it does pretty well. The bottle of the larger one in stores is absolutely beautiful in my opinion and almost vintage looking. If only the price wasn't so high:( All in all I would purchase again.<3
Fragrances -Juicy Couture - Viva la Juicy Fragrance Rollerball
hhsrunner2005 9/4/2012 9:21:00 PM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this scent. I get compliments everytime I wear it. And the fact that I have it in a rollerball is even better, It fits very nicely into my purse. In my opinion the scent is not too overpowering but has a great lasting quality. I don't usually have to reapply it throughout the day. The only downside to this in my opinion is the price. It's only around $16 where I live for the rollerball, BUT it's a pretty small amount, pretty pricy. And in my opinion the bottles are even more ridiculously priced. But the rollerballs fit nicer into my budget and actually seem to last a pretty long time considering how much I wear it. Have already repurchased for myself and several family and friends. <3
This perfume was WAAYY to heavy for me. I love Vera Wang "Princess" so I guess I was expecting this to be similar. It seems alot stronger than "Princess". The bottle is simple but beautiful and the price wasn't surprising to me since after all, is it a Vera perfume. I will say this for it though, the lasting power is pretty amazing. Too bad it's just not the right scent for me<3
Skincare - Face -Avon - Skin So Soft Facial Hair Removal Cream
hhsrunner2005 7/26/2012 11:02:00 PM
This is the first time I've ever tried ANY kind of hair remover. I usually just use razors, BUT of course I didn't want to use a razor for the few small hairs on my upper lip. i have extremely dark hair so they are nearly impossible to conceal. I tried this though and it was very easy to use, mess free, and quick. And it got the job done. And was a great price in the Avon catalog. My only complaint is that afterward there was a slight "tightness" to the skin above my upper lip and a very light tingly feeling that hurt a tiny bit. But I've been told and kind of hair removal besides shaving will have a slight burning afterwards. My skin is very sensitive anyway, but it didn't leave red patches or anything so...I will continue to use this. seems to be a good product!<3
Lotions/ Creams -Neutrogena - Body Oil with Sesame
hhsrunner2005 6/11/2012 8:38:00 PM
I tried this for the first time because I read online that this would help my very dry skin. I had alot of problems with little red bumps on the back of my arms and worst, on my thighs. They were terrible! Then I started using this after getting out of the shower and I was very pleasantly surprised at the result. My thighs have never been so smooth, and the red bumps? Gone. Amazing. After all the different products I've used to try to solve this problem! I love this stuff!ONLY downside is the smell. A little too overpowering for me, the first few times I used this i almost felt sick from the smell. Now it doesn't bother me as much. It isn't a bad smell, just strong,